by Alyson LaBarge
Yes, you guessed it – Zits and Wrinkles, at the same time. I developed a super oily T-zone, tons of blackheads and blemishes galore . Yes, Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor. I needed to develop a first class skincare routine and fast. After much trial and error, plus a decrease in my sugar intake/increase in my water intake plus straightening out my hormones, I began to see positive results. The oily areas decreased, the blemishes became few and far between and blackheads were a thing of the past.
Unfortunately, the blackheads left a bumper crop of large pores in their wake. One of the products I had tried and had some success with along the way was Bioré®, specifically their Deep Cleansing Pore Strips as well as their Pore Unclogging Scrub. When I had the chance to try some of their other products, I eagerly anticipated some modicum of success. I tried their Steam Activated Cleanser and 4-in-1 Detoxifying Cleanser.
I added the Steam Activated Cleanser to my daily shower routine each morning. It featured Biore’s exclusive SteamActiv™ beads. This exclusive formula, combined with the shower’s pore-opening shower steam, not only dissolved whatever gunk my pores had trapped in them but also washed away any remaining traces of makeup, oil or bacteria. The Steam Activated Cleanser is
- Dermatologist Tested
- Non-Comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
It did a fantastic job cleaning out my pores, leaving my face feeling refreshed instead of over dry and tight as some other products had done. It also allowed the other products I used to reduce the size of my pores, leaving me with a smoother, clearer complexion. The only negative was the new packaging – the tube was difficult to open, especially with wet hands.
The 4-in-1 Detoxifying Cleanser was the next product I tried. I used it in place of my usual daily face wash, even when I was traveling. Oil free, this light and airy foam removed all toxins, leaving my skin feeling smooth, toned and refreshed. Packaged in a easy to use pump, I loved having to worry about the product accidentally being released in my luggage and leaving me with a huge mess and I only needed one product instead of four.
Both of these Bioré® products are now part of my regular cleansing routine as I work to banish my blemishes and wrangle my wrinkles. The 5 ounce Steam Activated Cleanser and the 6.7 ounce 4-in-1 Detoxifying Cleanser are available at Amazon.com, Walmart, Target and drug stores near you.
Alyson is a Stay-at-Home Mom blogger and an Aspiring Author of Contemporary Cowboy/Country Romances. She lives in Texas with her family of three crazy, amazing girls and her Prince Charming. She loves all things Disney, reading, writing, travel, cowboys and horses. You can read about her daily ups, down and craziness at Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys or her reading and writing at Liberty Ann’s SnifferWalk Books.